In the latest example of vile Holocaust chic, an online store called Halloween Costumes has been selling an Anne Frank costume.
Following a social media outcry, it has been removed, and PR Specialist at Fun.com, Ross Walker Smith, issued this statement via Twitter.
“We sell costumes not only for Halloween, but for many uses outside of the Halloween season, such as school projects and plays,” Walker Smith said on Twitter. “We have passed along the feedback regarding this costume, and it has been removed from the website at this time.”
He should have just apologized and left it at that. The “school projects and plays” excuse might have almost been credible, had he not worked for an outfit called Fun.com. The girl smiling as she poses as Anne Frank is not a good look either.
While I am glad the costume was pulled, it worries me that someone thought this was a good idea to begin with. Worries me, but does not surprise me.
Update: The Anne Frank Center is not the correct address for complaints.
— Jude Habib (@JudeHabib) October 15, 2017